Cops probe theft of motorcycle
DOWNINGTOWN >> Police are investigating a forced entry burglary following a report of a stolen motorcycle.
Downingtown police received a report that a motorcycle was stolen from a garage in the 200 block of West Church Street sometime between 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 7:20 a.m. Sept. 23. The main door of the garage had been kicked in, according to the police report. Police said they believe the suspect(s) took the motorcycle by loading it into a vehicle, and then fled the area.
The following police reports were released by the Downingtown and Coatesville police departments.
Attempted retail theft
Downingtown police said a black man in his 30s wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans and carrying a backpack reportedly attempted to leave Wegmans at 1056 East Lancaster Ave. in East Caln with merchandise he did not pay for at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 17. Soap, body wash and deodorant totaling nearly $45 were stolen by the alleged suspect, who then attempted to leave the store. When an employee approached him, he dropped the merchandise and fled, according to the police report.
A Downingtown police officer locking up Bell Tavern Park in East Caln on Sept. 21 found the men’s restroom was vandalized with all toilet paper holders broken off and in pieces on the floor. A volleyball net and poles were wrapped around a tree on the side of the women’s restroom, police said.
Downingtown police said a Hispanic man in his 30s wearing a black baseball cap and driving a white minivan used two counterfeit $20 bills to prepay for $30 gas at the Wawa at 100 Boot Road in East Caln shortly after midnight
Sept. 22. The Wawa employee realized they were counterfeit in time to cancel the gas transaction, but was unable to retrieve the $10 bill he had given as change for the $30 gas the suspect had requested, according to the police report.
Downingtown police said Eliezier Traverso-Rodriguez, 29, of Coatesville, arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s residence on Norwood Road and reportedly continually knocked on her door on Sept. 17. Police said upon their arrival at 1:30 a.m. he ran off. Officers spoke to the woman and learned that she tried to get Rodriguez to leave several times, but he would not. Officers said they detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Rodriguez’s breath. Police said Rodriguez also reportedly had bloodshot, glassy eyes. Rodriguez was cited for public drunkenness.
Downingtown officers responded to the area of the 100 block of Lake Drive for a noise disturbance reported at 2 a.m. Sept. 24. An unknown man was reported to be in possibly a white sedan yelling at someone else, police said. Officers checked the area but did not find anyone.
• Downingtown police said Andre Alexander Pilgrim was picked up on an outstanding warrant in the 400 block of East Lancaster Avenue just before 1 p.m. Sept. 25. Pilgrim, 21, of Downingtown, was turned over to constables.
• Coatesville police took Sha’ Lexus Arrington into custody for an active bench warrant out of Montgomery County. Arrington, 21, of Coatesville, was arrested on Sept. 30 in the first block of North Eighth Avenue. She was held at the Coatesville Police Department until constables transported her to Montgomery County Prison.
• Coatesville police assisted the East Pikeland Police Department with a felony arrest warrant for Stacy Dausi on Sept. 21. Dausi, 33, of Coatesville, was arrested in the 300 block of Walnut Street and turned over to East Pikeland police.
• A Coatesville police officer said he recognized David Homsher, who had an active bench warrant out for his arrest reportedly for a probation violation. When he was seen walking in the 100 block of West Lincoln Highway on Aug. 24, police took Homsher, 53, of Coatesville, into custody without incident.